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CD review: Grrr! - The Rolling Stones

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 02/12/2012
 Grrr! - The Rolling Stones
Grrr! - The Rolling Stones

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GRRR!
The Roling Stones
(Universal)

The Rolling Stones need no introduction even to the two generations who have succeeded them.

Grrr! Cclebrates 50 years of "it's only rock'n'roll but I like" with a 50 track 3CD sweep of their huge back catalogue. 

Yes, it's duplicitous and, while it is mostly chronologically ordered it's a mistake to not have included original release dates and perhaps the corresponding albums the tracks came from. 

Those minor points aside, it's quite staggering just how memorable tracks such as (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Under My Thumb, Let's Sopend The Night Together, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Angie, Fool To Cray and Miss You are decades later. 

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.  The two unreleased tracks Doom And Gloom and One More Shot may not rate among the Rolling Stones classics but they've got their instantly recognisable muddy rock'n'roll sound. 

The Stones age still rules.

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